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Hello HAL


Based on the famous plugin, “Hello Dolly” by Matt Mullenweg, “Hello HAL” (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic Computer: HAL 9000) is a science fiction movie quotation plugin that displays random sci-fi movie quotes in the admin dashboard. The goal was to take the Hello Dolly plugin and have some fun with it. Each quote is followed by the speaking character’s name and the title of the film.

Plugin URL

Hello Hal
See also: Hello Hollywood for all movie quotes.


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To install the plugin just follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the plugin and expand it.
  2. Copy the hello-hal folder into your plugins folder ( wp-content/plugins ).
  3. Log-in to the WordPress administration panel and visit the Plugins page.
  4. Locate the Hello HAL plugin and click on the activate link.


Are you taking quotes for the next version?

Yes, as long as you have: The name of the person who spoke the line ( movie names only ) and the title of the movie. I will be happy to include them at intervals of thirty and update this plugin.

“I was just remembering the last time we had a quiet drink together. I had a milkshake.”
[ Indiana Jones: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade ]

Not So Good:
“I was just remembering the last time we had a quiet drink together. I had a milkshake.”
[ Harrison Ford: Indiana Jones Movie ]


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Contributors & Developers

“Hello HAL” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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  • Updated code to ensure functionality with WordPress 5.7.1+


  • Reduced the size of the quote output to make it less invasive


  • Updated code to ensure functionality with WordPress 3.5+
  • Additional Quotes Added
  • Moved CSS into function


  • Additional Quotes Added


  • Updated plugin for 3.1.1
  • Compatible with Ozh Admin Dropdown Menu


  • Updated for WordPress 3.0
  • Updated Appearance and Icon
  • Additional Quotes Added